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ceremonial cutlass
  • Dan peoples
  • ceremonial cutlass, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • brass, casting, appliqué?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 x 4.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 11 x 1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of C. Susan Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0192
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Description

This brass knife has a curved blade and relatively long handle. One side of the blade has three-dimensional figures of a human head, a lizard, and a duck. The other side of the blade has three-dimensional figures of a duck, a cobra with hood extended, and a scorpion.